The Future Of The Healthcare Delivery System

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The future of the healthcare delivery system is changing. Due to the complexities related to health and nursing care delivery the nursing profession needs to look at ways to expand nursing knowledge. There is now greater focus on health promotion, illness prevention as well as how to handle high acuity, chronic disease management across the care continuum in a cost effective manner (AACN 2011). The educational levels required for nurses have been long debated. The Tri-Council for Nursing has proclaimed that without a more educated workforce the nation’s health could be at risk. The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) recommends a minimum of a master’s level for nurse leaders due to their evolving roles that have resulted…show more content…
Essential 9: Master’s Level Nursing Practice
This presentation will further describe how these nine essentials are pertinent to the Master’s prepared nurse executive.
The role of the Nurse Executive Strong nurse leadership is essential in creating a healthy working environment especially at the unit level where direct patient care is delivered. The role of the Nurse Executive in this position has transformed over the last two decades. These leaders frequently have multiple unit responsibility as well as increased accountability for budget, staffing and regulatory compliance (Sherman and Pross 2010). The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) believe that these leaders set the practice of ensuring quality, safe, patient centered care is delivered in an efficient manner. These Nurse Executives are key in improving the patient experience and improving the health of populations decreasing the per capita health care cost. In 2004 the AONE identified the common core set of competencies required by nurse leaders. These competencies included communication and relationship management, knowledge of health care environment leadership, professionalism, and business skills and principles. Communication and relationship management includes the ability to communicate and collaborate with multiple health care professionals. The nurse executive must also have the ability to engage staff, influence behaviors and build credibility with the
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